Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Transportation ABCs

While working on Road Work Ahead, I became a little bit obsessed with drawing vehicles. I was taking note of road side construction like I've never did before. So to continue my ABC series, I thought doing a set of transportation might be fun. 

You can check out ALL the ABCs I've done so far with a special page dedicated to it now on my website. And I'm happy to announce that the series are winners in the upcoming 3x3 children's show No.8!

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Sister, the Freak Pin Up Art

My Sister, the Freak is a web comic started by Dani Jones, a talented and super nice artist whom I got to meet this summer at Kids Read Comics. I am honored to do this pin up piece for My Sister, the Freak Vol.1 in paperback, which is on pre-order now. Check it out. I've always admired Dani's incredible motivation to get things done.

I took this opportunity to try out different techniques and this piece looks a little different than my usual stuff. Yay or Nay?

Also I wanted to show off this original sketch card that Dani did for me (thank you, Dani-you are a good sport for humoring me with my chicken ways!)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

That's My Folio

A quickie post to say that I'm on That's My Folio, a new website that showcases many talented illustrators and their artwork. Check it out!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sneak Peek: art from Road Work Ahead

The release of my next picture book, Road Work Ahead, written by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by yours truly, is almost here! Its due out on September 15th, published by Viking. Here are some sneak peeks of the interior art.

Men working above
trim bushes and trees.

They put up lights
so you can see.

Men working below
using umbrella and hose.
How do they know
where everything goes?

Check out the Facebook fan page for activities, giveaways, news, and more. Only a month away before the book comes out :-)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Chef Kitty's top Secret recipe-as a print!

Thanks to They Draw and Cook, my chef kitty's top secret chocolate chip cookies recipe are now available as a print on canvas over at Great Big Canvas. Its also going to be in the book coming out in October!

Monday, August 01, 2011

What's Up + a New Book! Road Work Ahead

Wow! Has it been a month since I posted anything here? Well, I 'm still alive. This summer has a busy month with many things going on.

Along with participating in Kids Read Comics (where I met so many great comic artists,) I taught a drawing workshop at the Ann Arbor District Library, which was such a learning experience for me as well. Giving a presentation and teaching are definitely two different things. I was also invited to be on with Jerzy Drozd and Ryan Estrada. You can watch the video here. We talked about networking and social media. Thanks guys. Jerzy has definitely got me a little less camera shy and somehow got me showing my real face on the internet. Ha.

And yes! A new book coming out in the fall! Its titled Road Work Ahead, written by Anastasia Suen and illustrated by yours truly, published by Viking. Its due to be released on September 15, and I'll be blogging alot more about it soon. In the meanwhile, check out:

More later. Hope everyone is having a great summer. I just got back from a wonderful trip to PA and NYC visiting family and friends. Much needed. Now back to work.